Dutchess, Orange restaurants taking part in spring 2022 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
If our vacillating weather temperatures have you longing for a taste of spring, you'll be happy to know it's here — in the form of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (HVRW).
The annual promotion has returned to its original March dates of March 21 to April 3. Last year, the bi-annual event was moved to May to allow patrons the opportunity to dine outdoors during the pandemic.
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And while the list may be smaller than pre-pandemic — restaurants are still hurting — the deal is similar: three course, prix fixe lunches for $29.95 and dinners for $39.95.
There are more than 100 restaurants to choose from in Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan, Westchester, Rockland and Putnam, including 16 in Dutchess (Mill House Brewing Company, Heritage Food + Drink and Cosimo's Trattoria, are among them).
In Orange County, there are a half dozen choices including City Wintery and Toasted, as well four in Ulster (including the Ship Lantern Inn) and three in Sullivan County.
Newcomers include Jason Patrick's on 44 in Poughkeepsie and Apropos Restaurant at The Abbey Inn in Peekskill. Reservations are highly suggested.
Started in 2006 by The Valley Table magazine, the promotion is meant to promote the chefs, restaurants, ingredients, farmers, artisanal producers, winemakers and purveyors based in the Hudson Valley region.The Poughkeepsie Journal and The Journal News are among the sponsors of the annual event.
For more information, go to hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com.
Jeanne Muchnick covers food and dining. Click here for her most recent articles and follow her latest dining adventures on Instagram @lohud_food or via the lohudfood newsletter.